2016 Annual Report, Virginia Workers' Compensation Commission



IN 2017, WE STRIVE TO...

Approve and Implement Medical Fee Schedules The Commission will continue to review draft fee schedules in accordancewith HB 378 and create aMedical Fee Services Department to ensure a go-live date of January 1, 2018. Engage Through Technology The Commission will evaluate video-conferencing options for mediations and hearings, as well as research and expand outreach options to stakeholders through multiple digital platforms. Provide Employee Enrichment To enhance employee engagement, the Commission will continue to focus on development and community service opportunities for employees, and encourage inter-agency collaboration. We will pilot additional telework program options to further promote work-life balance. Lead the Nation The Commission will continue to participate on national and local boards and organizations, such as the Southern Association of Workers’ Compensation Administrators (SAWCA), the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC), the National Association of Workers’ Compensation Judiciary (NAWCJ), and the Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Evaluate Office Locations The Commission will continue to evaluate office space in order to consolidate business operations. Regional office relocations and expansions will also be evaluated to support growth.

On January 18, 2017, the Virginia General Assembly appointed Robert A. Rapaport as Commissioner of the Virginia Workers’ Compensation

Commission. His appointment follows a 35 year practice of law with a heavy concentration in workers’ compensation.


Serving injured workers, victims of crime, employers, and related industries is the heart of our mission. We are committed to continuously listening to stakeholders, adjusting business practices and communicating progress. We will work to maintain a culture where employees feel connected to our core values and have opportunities to grow their skills. Lead the nation as the most effective and innovative state agency OUR VISION


VirginiaWorkers’Compensation Commission | 2016 Annual Report

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